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Friday, July 6, 2012

How to Beat the Heat

Hello!  Hope you all had a good 4th!
Like many of you, we've been experiencing a major heat wave here in Michigan, with temps in the high 90's-low 100's for days and days.  Add the humidity, and it really feels like a sauna!  So, the best place to be right now is in the water!  Our little furry girl Emily doesn't exactly like to swim, but she know just how much better she feels after a quick dip in the lake!
 So, she waits for me to get in, then she dutifully dives off the ladder (yes, she really does!  I need to try and get a shot of that!), then does a very quick lap around the pontoon boat. 
 Just look at her go!  I can't even keep up with her!
 Then, believe it or not, she climbs up the ladder all by herself (ok, that's me, "Mother Hen", holding my hand on her back just in case).
 Ahhhhhhh, much better now!
 And here she is prior to her swim, showing her patriotism on the 4th!

 It sure is rough being a dog:)
Hope you all have a great weekend, and keep cool!


Kim K. said...

That's the perfect way to stay cool right now. I can't believe how hot it's been in MI. I'm wishing we were back on the shores of Lake MI this week. Darling pics of your dog. When are we going to see pics of your special pontoon? Hugs!

The Bear's Blog said...

PRECIOUS. What a great little swimmer Miss Emily is, the pictures are adorable.

Stay cool & happy weekend.

Hugs ♥

Tete said...

Swimming would be so good for her joints! She is so pretty. I have shaved Bebe for the summer heat. He wss so happy to get that fur off. Hope you get some relief this weekend like we are supposed to. Hope it doesn't miss us again.

NanaDiana said...

My gosh-Isn't that cute? She sure is a sweet little dog. How funny that she just dives in! Hope you are having a great day- xo Diana

Karen said...

She looks so cute wearing her little flag. How wonderful that water must have felt to her.

Susie said...

Well how cute is that, your dog got out of the water by it's self. Glad you had a good day. We are getting all the same hot temperatures you are in Michigan. It's been high nineties and a 103 today. The worst I have known. And NO breezes:(:( That's unusual out here in the country. Take care stay safe. Smiles, Susie

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How proud she looks of her self! What a cutie. That is something she climbs up the stairs!

kimmykats said...

What a beautiful girl you are Miss Emily. Ooh I want to swim too...100 here in IA too. Guess it is a good time for indoor projects

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I love her ears floating in the water- too cute!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

What a cute post! Emily is really a sweetheart!

Gail said...

Aw what fabulous photos of Miss Emily ..I love the way her ears float out while she's swimming !! nice way to keep cool, over here we just have terrible weather...so much rain and wind...Have a nice weekend..Gail x